The Widow's Might Program seeks to instruct, encourage, and empower these women shown below by providing food assistance each month, five goats in the first year (to help them start their own self sustaining herd), skills training, and Bible instruction. The cost of this program is $65 per month, and the length of the program for each sponsored widow is 24 months.
We are thrilled that nearly 70 widows have already completed this 24 month program, and about 90 widows are currently in the program. Others have been interviewed and qualified for this program, but still wait for sponsors.
Click on the video below to hear Pastor Jeff's testimony of how sponsoring a widow has blessed him and his family. Then scroll down to learn about widows currently waiting be part of this life-changing opportunity. You may sign up on this page to sponsor any one of them.
Sponsor a Widow
$65/month for 24 months
We continually interview and approve more widows. They are prayerfully asking for your consideration in giving them a new life filled with hope. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email or to call us. Your sponsorship is life-changing! The needs is endless!
Christine is from Siaya county, in Kenya which is located west of Kisumu and is bordered by Lake Kisumu. She married Stephen Odhiambo when she was 21 years old in 2002. Unfortunately he passed away just two years later in 2004 from tuberculosis and AIDS. Christine herself is also HIV+ but her two boys have not shown signs of the illness. Her oldest son is currently attending college for a mechanical engineering degree.
At the time of her husband’s death, Christine became very ill, and it was at this time that her husband’s family took the few possessions that she did have leaving her with nothing. She left her home area and found her way to Nairobi, where she has been living and trying to survive ever since. She supports her family by washing clothes for other families. Her biggest challenges are rent, school fees and food.
Kibera is the name of an area located within the heart of the capital of Nairobi. It is the third largest slum in the world, with over a million people living in a very small area. Life in Kibera is difficult, with most of its residents living in extreme poverty, earning less than a dollar a day. Kibera is a maze of narrow, deeply rutted alleys lined with mud and corrugated metal houses. The majority living here lack the most basic services such as electricity, clean water and medical care.
Noorkiyeku does not know exactly how old she was when she was given in marriage, but she was around 12 years old. She also remembers being very scared since her husband was a very old man and she was his fourth wife. All of the other wives have since passed away and he died 20 years ago of old age. At the time of his death, he was in very poor health. His family tried to take things away from her but did not succeed. She has five children, two of whom are married, with three still at home with her. Noorkiyeku supports her family by doing bead work and selling it to neighbors and at market.
Noorkiyeku comes from the Maasai community of Nkoisusu. There is nothing easy about life in this rural, remote community. Their daily work consists of milking any animals they have and walking long distances to fetch water that they carry home on their backs. After fetching water they then have to look for firewood for cooking, and washing clothes by hand. The closest market to purchase essentials is at least a 5-mile walk if not longer.